Living Rich

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A Heartwarming Autobiography of Self-Made Success and Fulfillment

What does it truly mean to live rich? In his captivating autobiography, first-time author R.J. Richards testifies to his personal definition of “wealth:” the love of family and friends, abiding faith, a solid work ethic, self-initiative, and accountability. These traits, reflected in every aspect of his life, have enduring legacies in his children and grandchildren, and continue to resonate in his own everyday experience.

Growing up in poverty in Waukesha Wisconsin, Richards may not have had much, what he lacked in material wealth, he gained in what mattered most – love. He and those within his circle made the most of each moment, gleaning life lessons from such fundamental responsibilities as knowing right from wrong, treating one’s fellow human beings respectfully, and striving to be the very best at each task at hand. Richards’ self-made, homespun account epitomizes a life dedicated to old-fashioned American values, commitment to country and family.

The author takes his example from his mother, whose love and encouragement gave him the impetus to reach for his highest self, from his father, whose creativity and ingenuity literally edified the family home, from his siblings, with whom his closeness formed the building blocks of future growth, and from his teachers, who cultivated his natural abilities. Richards’ commitment to leading his best life culminated when he met his beloved wife, Mary and, upon her passing, in subsequent relationships, which provide sustenance in his present life.

Each page of Living Rich demonstrates the authors’ authentication of the philosophy that life begins now – at any age. As readers journey through the triumphs and tragedies, joys and sorrows of an exemplary life, they learn, by the author’s example, the true meaning of being rich.

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About the Author
R.J. Richards is a retired businessman, whose self-made style, intellect, and persistence enabled him to reach the pinnacle of personal and professional success. His pastimes have been – and remain – spending time with family and friends, and making the most of each day. Living Rich is his first book.

Living Rich * by R.J. Richards
Publication Date: November 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4568-1524-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4568-1525-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-1526-4

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